My York show was reviewed by ‘Cool Manchester‘. I am aware that sounds odd.
Here’s what they wrote…
LIVE AT FULFORD ARMS YORK
Gareth Icke Band Supported by Sam Moran
Review By Kelvin Knight
Lovely warm summer night – great intimate venue, free entry. First up was Sam Moran a young singer songwriter who plays with admirable passion as the blood splatters on his acoustic guitar body testifies. Its a crowded market Sam’s in but he stands out for me, great songs and great confidence and belief. Great misheard lyrics what I thought was “cat on a bus” was kid on a bus…….Made Sam laugh after anyway.
And so to Gareth Icke and band – first thing to say is this was only the second gig with his new band but you’d never know they sound like they’ve been touring for years. Secondly its a low ceiling at The Arms and Gareth is a tall chap there was about an inch of headroom, I remember thinking “don’t go on tippy toes mate you’ll get wedged in !!
They tear through songs from Gareth’s second album “A brand new battle” with the rhythm section of Kev (drums) and Dom (bass) tight as the proverbial ducks arse.
‘Remember who you are‘ is as catchy (sic) a song as you’ll hear and the new single ‘Beat up‘ wonderful…..
Occasionally Gareth will introduce a song with a brief explanation “this ones about a messy break up” and “y’know when you’re drinking so much you feel your sanity slipping away” (I paraphrase) followed by “cheerful; fucker aren’t I” !!!
“What’s love without meaning” closes an excellent set of songs with more hooks than a fishing shop.
Those that were there loved it “best gig I’ve seen this year” was one comment…..
I have one problem with Gareth… He’s very, very talented, good looking (so my female friends inform me) and sickeningly he is a really nice, witty guy….Bastard !!!!!
Seriously if he’s playing near you go I promise you’ll love it…..
Oh yeah and his Dad played in goal for Coventry City.
Gareth Icke and his Band are performing at the Salford Music Festival.